May 24, 2008 - Wanås Konst - LOSS
May 24, 2008


Emily Prince, American Servicemen and Women who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan (but not including the wounded, nor the Iraqis nor the Afghanis), 2004-, 4,302 pencil drawings on paper, 10,2 x 7,6 cm each. Courtesy The Saatchi Gallery, London. Photo: Anders Norrsell

May 18 – October 19

In an era defined by a significant interest in the past, subjects such as historiography, collective memory and the passing of time permeate contemporary artistic expression. The group exhibition Loss includes photography, installations, sculptures and video works by seventeen artists actively engaged in investigating these topics. The works on display follow three main lines of inquiry: works that constitute innovative alternatives to the Western world’s traditional concepts of monuments, works that comment on existing memorials, and works that, in a broader sense, refer to our memory processes.

Participating artists are: Lida Abdul, Christian Boltanski, Jon Brunberg, Matthew Buckingham, Ann Böttcher, Sophie Calle, Mona Hatoum, Emily Jacir, Regina José Galindo, Alejandra Lundén, Deimantas Narkevicius, Zoran Naskovski, Emily Prince, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Esther Shalev-Gerz, Sissel Tolaas and Kara Walker. Jon Brunberg, Ann Böttcher, Alejandra Lundén, Emily Prince and Esther Shalev-Gerz are exhibiting new or significantly updated works. This is the first time that Regina José Galindo and Emily Prince exhibit
in Sweden.

Curators: Elna Svenle and Marika Wachtmeister

The exhibition catalogue includes texts by Ph.D. Max Liljefors, Lund University, Professor Marita Sturken, New York University, Elna Svenle, Marika Wachtmeister, and the author Per Wästberg.

On September 26, 2008, the Wanås Foundation hosts a seminar on the aesthetics and interpretation of contemporary memorials. Participants: Ph.D. Patrick Amsellem, Associate Curator of Photography at the Brooklyn Museum, Max Liljefors, Marita Sturken, and James E. Young, Professor of English and Judaic Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The seminar is open to the public. Register by email to by September 5, 2008.

Box 67, SE-289 21 Knislinge, Sweden
Tel +46 44-660 71/661 58

Open: May 18 – September 7, 11am – 5pm, all days except Monday
September 8 – October 19, Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 5pm

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